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Postby jacob fleisher » September 25th, 2017, 5:19 pm


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Starting a thread to show off our favorite tools, be they for sketching, designing, or whatever's your treasure. I'm a gearhead and love nice tools, so I know I'll post a bunch and hope all you other tool geeks do as well.

First post and thread topic inspired by Yo's "whatsit?" challenge from his Sketch A Day thread:
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Koh-I-Noor pencil extender thingy. And a set of sweeps I made while in school. I still use the former; the latter not so much these days.

Looking forward to seeing more treasures, folks.
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Postby yo » September 25th, 2017, 7:57 pm

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dang, wish I still had my sweeps! I do most of that super tight stuff in illustrator these days. Do kids still have to make sweeps?

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Postby Mr-914 » September 26th, 2017, 6:47 am

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I'm class of '02 and I didn't one could make sweeps. Now I want to make some after seeing those!

I did have a classmate that bought a set of 30+ french curves. Always difficult to find the one you need from a per-manufactured set though.
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Postby cwatkinson » September 26th, 2017, 7:52 am

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yo wrote:dang, wish I still had my sweeps! I do most of that super tight stuff in illustrator these days. Do kids still have to make sweeps?


I still have my 2d print out template that we used to make our own sweeps off of in college (too poor to buy the real one :twisted: )

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Postby yo » September 26th, 2017, 10:23 am

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Chevis, a professional brought his sweeps into class and let us trace them so we could make our own. :-)

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Postby cwatkinson » September 27th, 2017, 9:12 am

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https://www.amazon.com/Alvin-Ship-Curve ... curves+set

with the image you would just need one for scale....... (perhaps made from purple heart :P )
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Postby jacob fleisher » September 28th, 2017, 11:41 am


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One from the "fine measuring tools" drawer of the toolchest (Sharpie for scale, glass container to hold stuff down for photographing).

Keuffel & Esser 100' tape:
_made in the U.S.
_folding hand rewinder knob w/detent capture
_tape end has folding hook to anchor one end as you walk it out
_real leather wrap
_weighs 4 lbs. -ish
_rollers for smooth retraction of tape

I estimate its age at 60+ years. Works like a charm. Though to be honest, my need for a 100' tape is pretty infrequent! Good for exterior building and small lot measurements.
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